Daily Archives: June 12, 2014

Three Things Thursday


I’ll be off all next week.

Working on the conference.

Hope to see you there.

And for sure the following week.


Cheryl Van Eck:

Have you all seen this article in Forbes about The Fault in our Stars?

It’s a debate that’s not only affecting Hollywood but YA as well. The idea that women will go to see movies or read books about men but men won’t do the same for a female protagonist.
However, the concept here is that while that might be true, so many more women go to see female-driven stories that it makes the endeavor more than worth it.
What do you think? Do you want to see more women in movies and YA?
Brenda Bensch:
On Writing Like a Writer!
The morning after WIFYR is over, my husband has to begin driving to California (L.A. area) to stay 2 or 3 weeks caring for an ex-wife who’s having open heart surgery on the Monday after WIFYR. Of course, I’m worried about how tired he’ll be, and how tired I will be. But here’s what I’m going to do about it: really write like A Writer: Saturday, while he’s driving, I’ll take one day off. I’ll plan my days to include blogging, rewriting the novel we workshop at WIFYR, playing with writing some new short stuff, some marketing of essays/articles, and reading. That sounds like too much (and that’s me all over!), but I want to give equal time to reading and writing. I work best if I write for an hour, or slightly over, then take a break. In this case, to read. I’ll have a couple of days a week where the writing will be on the short stuff, the rest will be my WIFYR novel. And short stuff will usually be confined to later each day, leaving my “prime time” for the heavy duty. Evenings, I’m going to quit and pay some attention to the house and things which have fallen behind. Wish me luck: even with timers to let me know when to change (rather like bells at school for all the years II taught in the public schools and colleges) it’s pretty ambitious.
How will you write like A Writer after WIFYR? Or during WIFYR, if you’re unable to attend?

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